Chuck Hawes Custom Kwaiken Hamon W2 Natural Canvas Micarta Fixed Blade Knife 4616
Custom knife maker Chuck Hawes is renowned for high quality fixed blade knives as well as his singular traditional slip joint folders. This custom Kwaiken is made of W2 tool steel with an eye-catching Hamon line and polished and contoured, natural canvas Micarta handle scales. A striking piece for any collection, this knife makes an ideal daily carry fixed blade, capable of handling a variety of tasks.
Brand new directly from Chuck Hawes, USA.
Blade: Originally designed as a small personal defense tool this modern variation of the classic Japanese design makes for a sleek, functional, and utilitarian daily carry fixed blade. The Kwaiken blade has a sweeping belly and robust tip to handle a variety of tasks with a clean slicing hollow grind. A temper line hamon provides visual appeal for users and collectors alike. Jimiping on the spine pairs with the tapered handle, delivering traction and control without breaking the clean aesthetic lines of the design.
Handle: Stainless pins solidly secure the comfortably contoured, polished natural canvas Micarta handles to the full tang. Offering a clean, handsome look with visual appeal for collectors, the handles are durable and well-designed for serious use with a taper to the pommel that offers a surprisingly secure grip while retaining speed in the hand.
W2 Tool Steel: W2 is a water hardening non-stainless tool steel especially popular with custom makers as it allows for a striking hamon blade pattern from tempering. Maximum working hardness is 63-65 HRC for good edge holding and cutting performance with a thin edge.
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